The Alliance

Protecting consumers by building strong food safety cultures

Vision and Mission of the Alliance

Conveying compelling personal stories about the impact of foodborne illness becomes a norm across the food industry to motivate people at all levels to do the right thing every day to make food safe.

An Introduction to The Alliance


What makes the Alliance possible?

The Alliance is made possible by the increasingly recognized need for
more cooperative approaches to food safety and the importance
of strong, mature food safety cultures.

Disconnected to Collaborative Action

The shift from disconnected to collaborative action is grounded in the common goals of many industry food safety leaders and consumer advocates to prevent illness through best practices, continuous improvement, and strong corporate food safety cultures.

What is Food Safety Culture?

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Alliance Actions & Accomplishments
From Ideas to Reality


for small- and medium-sized companies to foster their intentional food safety journey. Discover More


regarding a collaborative plan to achieve customer focused recall modernization. Discover More

Expanding authentic, personalized opportunities

to integrate personal stories into a company's training and on-going food safety culture programs.


in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Discover More


by engaging them in Alliance activities. The Alliance has been honored to provide this opportunity since 2018. Discover More

Maple Leaf Symposium

Leveraging the power of storytelling, the virtual conference united food safety leaders across North America

Alliance Planning Committee

The Alliance is convened and administered by Stop Foodborne Illness (STOP), a national, non-profit public health organization dedicated to the prevention of illness and death from foodborne pathogens.

Scott & Richelle Shields

Constituents and parents of foodborne illness survivor

Charlene Brown

Constituent and parent of foodborne illness survivor

Kerry Bridges

Vice President of Food Safety, Chipotle Mexican Grill

Roberta Wagner

Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs, Consumer Brands Association

Megan Kenjora

Senior Manager, Food Safety Culture, The Hershey Company

Craig Wilson

Board Member and Vice President, Quality Assurance & Food Safety, Costco Wholesale

Gillian Kelleher

Chief Executive Officer at Kelleher Consultants LLC

Randy Huffman, PhD

Chief Food Safety and Sustainability Officer, Maple Leaf Foods

Mitzi D. Baum

Chief Executive Officer, Stop Foodborne Illness

Vanessa Coffman, PhD

Director, Alliance to Stop Foodborne Illness

Constituents working with the Alliance

Expanding original, personalized opportunities

Together, we have the tools and are building stronger and better

Alliance member companies

These companies commit time, thought leadership, and financial resources to support our initiatives.

Since 1993, STOP has supported
and represented the victims and survivors
of foodborne illness and their families

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